Several young Sooners gaining experience 

October, 15, 2012
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Oklahoma’s 63-21 win over Texas on Saturday made it clear the Sooners' immediate future is brighter than most of us believed after their upset loss to Kansas State.

But it's their long-term future that is turning heads. OU has several sophomores and freshmen playing key roles this season and proving they have the potential to become the foundation of future Sooners squads.

[+] EnlargeFrank Shannon
Cal Sport Media via AP ImagesFreshman linebacker Frank Shannon led the Sooners with six tackles against Texas Tech.
Here’s a summary of several sophomores, redshirt freshmen and freshmen who could be the foundation of OU’s championship hopes over the next few seasons:

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